Even though the impressive Stampede Rodeo and Midway tend to draw in large crowds every year, you can’t forget about the astounding musical line up featured throughout the 11 days.
Each artist hits the Coca-Cola Stage at 9 p.m. – and the Stampede most definitely did not disappoint in their selection.
The Coca-Cola Stage (1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary) is totally free with admission to the park, but remember to lineup early as it does get very busy.
Here is the line up of artists set to play on the Coca-Cola Stage throughout the days of Stampede.
The free nightly concerts are kicked off on “Sneak A Peek.” Beat Drop, Canada’s premier music production and DJing school, will be the first act to hit the Coca-Cola Stage this year. The performance will showcase the unique talents of Beat Drop’s head DJ instructor: DJ C-Sik, and will surely set the tone for just how amazing the acts to come will be.
The first official night of Stampede will be celebrated with Calgary’s own, 2015 Juno Award-winning, Kiesza. This 26-year-old, who brought you the catchy tune ‘Hideaway,’ is sure to put on a high-energy show featuring up-beat tunes accompanied by fantastic choreography.
Canadian country artist Brett Kissel, who has won the 2014 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” followed by two CCMA Awards and three ACMA Awards is set to hit the stage on day 2. Kissel has a knack for keeping the music upbeat and the lyrics real so get ready to jam right along with him.
Just because it’s a Sunday does not mean there’s even the slightest decrease in the energy surrounding the music scene of Stampede. The crowd should anticipate nothing less from the Aussie who took the world by storm with his hit “Riptide.” Vance Joy is sure to charm the crowd with his unique sound and honest lyrics.
The excitement continues on Monday night when Canada’s Lights hits the stage with full force, belting out her electric jams. This Canadian gem knows how to put together a serious set, keeping it high energy and knows how to keep the old and new hits coming during her much anticipated performance.
The funky and unique sound of OK GO will surely leave you dancing up a storm. This alternative rock band from Chicago knows how to keep the crowd excited with their infectious beats catchy hooks. Even if you’re not too familiar with their tunes, we really recommend that you check them out; you won’t be disappointed.
Toronto native, Scott Helman takes the stage at 8 p.m. – and if you haven’t heard of him already, his songs “Bungalow” and “That Sweater” will be stuck in your head for the rest of the night!
Day 6 doesn’t end there as 18-year-old Francesco Yates, who also hails from Toronto, follows up Helman’s set at 9:30 p.m. Yates has been praised by the likes of Pharrell and will definitely get you moving with his hit “Better to be Loved.”
After a hiatus that lasted over 10 years, Moist, the Canadian rock band that originally formed in 1992, is amped to perform songs from their most recent album, Glory Under Dangerous Skies. The album was released in 2014 and for those of you stoked about their return, get ready to rock out with them on day 7.
July Talk, the edgy alternative band from Toronto is sure to rock with you for the night. The distinctive voice of Peter Dreimanis is perfectly accompanied by the vocals of Leah Fay to create such a unique sound that will leave you singing their songs well after the show ends.
A Canadian favourite and the Juno award winning Arkells, are set to hit the stage on the second last night of Stampede. This Indie Rock band knows exactly how to work the crowd and will surely feature their new hits “Come to Light” and “Leather Jacket.” It’s not very often you get to check out these Canadian gems for free so don’t miss out on their show.
The final night of Stampede is kicked off at 9 p.m. by Canada’s own Magic! This reggae inspired band that brought you the catchy tunes “Rude,” “Don’t Kill the Magic,” and “No Way No” will definitely put on a fun final show. If you somehow managed not to check out any of the previous artists, we definitely recommend you check out this show. Attending a concert at the Coca-Cola Stage is a must when it comes to the full Stampede experience.